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v. de·toxed, de·tox·ing, de·tox·es
To subject (someone or something) to detoxification; detoxify: was taken to the hospital to be detoxed; detoxed their apartment.
To undergo detoxification: checked in to the clinic to detox.
1. A facility or a section of a hospital or clinic in which people undergo detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
2. A course of treatment involving alcohol or drug detoxification.
3. A short-term health regimen involving procedures thought to remove toxins from the body, such as drinking large amounts of liquid, eating a restricted diet or fasting, taking nutritional supplements, and undergoing enemas.
(Medicine) treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
(Medicine) to rid (the body) or undergo treatment to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
[C20: from (for sense 1) detoxification or (for sense 2) detoxicate]
de•tox(n. ˈdi tɒks; v. diˈtɒks)
1. detoxification.v.t., v.i.
2. to detoxify.
Past participle: detoxed
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|Noun||1.||detox - the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified|
|Verb||1.||detox - treat for alcohol or drug dependence; "He was detoxified in the clinic"|